China Glaze ‘Tis the Season To Be Naughty and Nice Collection Holiday 2010 Swatches & Review – Part II

Here is China Glaze ‘Tis the Season To Be Naughty and Nice holiday collection part II. This is going to be short on words and “fancy” pics, because I’m just not feeling wordy, and besides, you’re here to see the swatches anyway right? :)

The ones in this post are the remaining 10 of the 16 piece collection. I reviewed the others here.


Snow is a stark yet creamy looking white creme. As with most whites it went on really streaky but after three coats it looked pretty even and nice. Nothing groundbreaking here, but it’s a nice white. This was three coats.

Midnight Kisses

Midnight Kisses is a cool shimmery gold foil. It’s just lovely. I totally dig both foil’s AND cool colored golds, and this is perfection with nary a streak in sight. This was two coats.

Cheers To You

Cheers To You is a silver foil. This is nice, but I feel as though I have this already a few times over. It wasn’t streaky or anything and opaque in two coats.

Ruby Deer

Ruby Deer is a bright, true red creme. It’s super shiny also and applied like butter. It is just a red creme though…This was two coats.

Jingle Bells

Jingle Bells is a bronze/gold metallic/foil. I say that because this looked a little less foil-y on the nail than Midnight Kisses and Cheers To You. It’s an unexpected win for me. I didn’t think I would care for it but I really do! This was two coats.

Little Drummer Boy

Little Drummer Boy is a deep blue with light blue shimmer. This is very dark and has that blackened effect around the edges. I think it’s pretty, but I’m not madly in love with it. It did apply really nicely and was totally opaque in two coats.

Phat Santa

Phat Santa is a deep red creme. Despite the pictures this is different from Ruby Deer. It’s darker and cooler. This one also applied like butter and was really shiny. This was two coats.

Mrs. Claus

Mrs. Claus is a red glitter. The base is a light, sheer red and it’s packed with small red glitter pieces. Hmm I’m not sure I like this one on it’s own without another color under it because it is on the sheer side. I think it would rock over another red though. It dries to a really dull finish for some reason, but most people would put on a top coat anyway, so no biggie. This was three coats.

Mommy Kissing Santa

Mommy Kissing Santa is a deep red shimmer. Yep it’s lit-from-within, glowy and shiny. It’s like Jolly Holly’s green cousin :) This applied great and was two coats.

Naughty and Nice

Naughty and Nice is a very dark purple creme. This is super dark and will look black indoors. I am always on the fence about these colors because they never apply evenly and I always have bald patches and pooling issues. It’s very shiny and you will definitely need three coats for total coverage.


Judging the entire collection, all 16 pieces, I think it’s pretty outstanding. It’s huge, but that just means more colors to choose from. For me the must haves here are Midnight Kisses, Jingle Bells and Mommy Kissing Santa. Nice to haves would be Little Drummer Boy and Mrs. Claus. The ones that I think most people might already have are Snow, Ruby Deer, Phat Santa, Cheers to You and Naughty and Nice.

I do like the ones I first reviewed the most. I think the must haves from the whole collection are: Party Hearty, Peace on Earth, Jolly Holly, Midnight Kisses, Jingle Bells and Mommy Kissing Santa. If you REALLY love glitters then add Mistletoe Kisses and Mrs. Claus. Also Frost is kinda amazing. Ack, so many here that rock!

Grade for whole collection: A

Which ones here are calling your name?



  • October 15, 2010

    I am meh about Ruby Deer and Phat Santa. I do love Naughty and Nice and Mommy Kissing Santa. I might go ahead and pick up Cheers to you; I do feel like its been done before but it is very Christmasy looking and I dont have any silver foils at the moment…

  • October 15, 2010

    Thanks for the swatches! How do the finish and color of Cheers to You and Midnight Kiss compare to Orly Shine and Luxe?

  • October 15, 2010

    I love seeing so many swatches of a collection! The foils and the blue one are great!

  • October 15, 2010

    I love Jingle Bells…I must have it! It looks so festive! Haha

  • October 15, 2010

    Wow I like almost all of those..Midnight Kisses, Little Drummer Boy and Mommy Kissing Santa definitely..

  • October 15, 2010

    Kelly, you’re killing my nail polish budget (again!)
    There are sooooo many excellent Fall/Winter shades coming out that–>
    I MUST HAVE ;D !!

    I hate to be the bearer of news like this… but I found sellers on Amazon using your older pic’s :(
    Here’s the link to 2 of them (but I’m sure there’s more) sorry.
    (OPI Nail Polish Suzi Says Feng Shui Hong Kong Collection)

    Thanks for working so hard for us…
    Even though I spend way too much; at least with your swatches –
    “I know I’m gonna Love what I get”
    Take care hun ~ I’ve sent 2 emails to Amazon, but was told that you had to contact them.

    • October 15, 2010

      OH! almost forgot…
      I’m digging “Jingle Bells” & “Ruby Deer”!!

    • October 16, 2010

      hi again…
      I know, I know… I should be emailing you (or) maybe writing on your newest post.
      But as soon as I saw a response email from VV… I was hoping the stolen pictures on Amazon were taken care of (yeah :) ) but they weren’t :(
      My response email was for “the other Dawn” with a capital “D”
      hmmm. This kind of stuff really bugs me. I’ve been talking with Scrangie about starting
      (yes) my own blog – but geesho, does this happen often? I hope not!

      Oh ~ i just got my “Party Hearty” “Mistletoe Kisses” & “Jolly Holly” you are so right!
      It’s freakin` cool!! I’m wearing it now 😀
      ((Hugs & more Hugs – I hope you’re feeling better))
      Now I’m off (always have been) to go beat up Amazon – just for you!

      Thanks for all you do for us… xxxx
      dawn b.

  • October 15, 2010

    In macro you make them all look good/very good but in the thumbnail shots they don’t really stand out. Cheers To You has the most pzazz.

  • October 15, 2010

    These look really nice! I am surprised that a holiday collection would be so large, though.
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  • October 15, 2010

    great swatches. i want them all now :)

  • October 15, 2010

    Phat Santa, Ruby Deer & Little Drummer Boy are on their way to me. Compared to the first part you swatched, I liked that one more than this. Probably because I’m a fan of greens.
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  • October 15, 2010

    Wow, didn’t think much of these colors from the collection (preferred the first half, mostly greens) until you swatched it! I think I need almost all of these!
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  • October 15, 2010

    I received Mommy Kissing Santa and Mrs Claus in the post today :) Have now got Jolly Holly, Party Hearty, Peace On Earth and Mistletoe Kisses on order. For some reason I can’t seem to track down Frosty though.

    Can you tell I’m a fan of shimmer and glitter? lol

    • October 15, 2010

      Try They have it!

    • October 15, 2010

      Thank you :) Do you know if they ship to the UK?

      • October 15, 2010

        Hi Dawn,

        Hmmm not sure about that, you might want to check the site to see if they say. Try also.

    • October 15, 2010

      Thank you :)

    • October 15, 2010
      Nikki C

      Frosty and the other two that aren’t on the new release CG page at Transdesign can all be found on the CG A – Z page.

  • October 15, 2010

    Do you know (or have you said elsewhere) when these are being released? I’m totally in love with Party Hearty and Jolly Holly. Guess I like ones that rhyme! I am so glad that you swatch these because on the China Glaze site, they look COMPLETELY different!

    • October 15, 2010

      Hi Lizzy,

      They are already out on etailers like Transdesign! :)

  • October 15, 2010

    Very pretty, but already seen.
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  • October 15, 2010

    I love Jolly Holly, Mommy Kissing Santa and Little Drummer Boy. I think I’ll also check out Midnight Kisses because it looks a LOT like the New Orleans Saints’ gold, and that would be great for game days and their next Super Bowl. 😉
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  • October 15, 2010

    Phat Santa looks like an awesome holiday red creme with a cute name:)
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  • October 15, 2010

    I’m really digging the foils: “Midnight Kisses” and “Cheers To You.” “Mommy Kissing Santa” is such a great cranberry shade for Thanksgiving! This is a winning collection, with the exception of “Mrs. Claus,” which I don’t understand. Layered? Maybe. Might be cool as tips over the white? Not my thing, but just trying to find a use for that polish?!!

    • October 15, 2010

      The Nailphile layered Party Hearty over Mrs. Claus today, and it looks pretty good if you like glitter.

    • October 15, 2010

      Just checked that combo out on the Nailphile. Not sure it’s for me, but definitely for glitter fans. Like Christmas lights on steroids or something!

  • October 15, 2010

    how do you think Mommy Kissing Santa compares to Sanguine fomr the OPI Go Goth Collection I really liked that color and would love to find a larger size dup I can get
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    • October 15, 2010

      A lot of people think “Sanguine” is a dupe for OPI’s “Royal Rajah Ruby,” which is still available (I think) on Transdesign.

  • October 15, 2010

    Nothing really new but they’re still so pretty. Love the folis. All those beautiful shades look wonderful for the holidays. Reds and vampy colors are delightful.

  • October 15, 2010

    what were the yellow-ish patches on you index and middle finger in the picture for Naughty and Nice??

    • October 16, 2010

      I think that’s her reflection from taking the photo.

  • October 17, 2010

    I’m seriously loving the entire collection. I’m going to buy all of them. I’m a sucker for Christmas collections anyway, lol.